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duchess has gone into hospital and it would have become quite clear quite quickly what was going on. the duchess is in hospital. i'm not going try to give you the latin phrase, which is in the correct pronunciation, but substantially the duchess is suffering from severe and serious morning sickness, and that is why it was felt at this early stage of the pregnancy that she had to go to the king edward xii's hospital for several days. the prince is delight. no doubt prime ministers of realms from your end of the world to mine will be saying similar in the hours ahead, michael. >> of course, apart from that, everybody loving a prince and princess appropriating, i suppose. the other more political side tv from the royal family's point of view isn't all about succession, is it? >> completely, totally, and utterly. this is about who will be on the throne after william. we go from the queen, who is at
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the moment, to charles, the prince of wales, to william the duke of cambridge, and after william it will be the child. now, here's the interesting thing. whoever or whatever sex is born, the law that is are now being prom you will gated come to fruition, which it will, whether it's a girl or a boy, they will become monarch. the current rule is, of course, the males first. even if a female is born, if a male is born, knocks the female out of the line of succession. that is going to change. now, all this is a long way in the future, but it does mean that this is not only the first -- there are so many statistics. i can bore on for britain about this. the last time we had three people in line of succession was 120 years ago with queen victoria. of course, we have king george and then edward xii.
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we now have the queen, charles, william, and whoever is born to the duchess of cambridge. >> one images, richard, you know, in your neck of the woods the media is not known for holding back, especially when it comes to anything royal, let alone a royal baby. one images every minute of this pregnancy will be front page news. >> here's going to be the interesting part because the media itself, the british media, will be playing by the rules very well aware that the report came out last week that has put forward stattory underpinning of regulation. the government says that's not necessary. by jingo, michael, if the press gets out of line on this pregnancy, there will be statutory underpinning before you can say whatever. what they'll be watching closely
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is how everyone else reacts. the commonwealth countries, australia, new zealand, canada, the paparazzi from the european countries. that is going to be the litmus test here. >> richard, as always, good to see you, my friend. richard quest here in london. it's going to be a busy nine months for you too. i look forward to the coffee mugs and commemorative plates. >> thanks. more serious news, it could be the end perhaps of the two-state solution in the middle east. what we're talking about is a highly controversial israeli plan for a housing development in eastern jerusalem. it's a settlement that's going to make the creation of a viable contiguous palestinian state pretty much impossible. let's show you why. the proposed construction would separate the west bank cities of bethlehem and ramallah from jerusalem. essentially cut the west bank in two. the area israel wants to develop is known as e-1. that stands for very simply east one, east of jerusalem, and it would connect the large israeli
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settlement town of maiale adumim. they have summoned israel's ambassadors to this country to condemn this plan. others also speaking out, including germany. a senior israeli government official says prime minister benjamin netanyahu has signed off only on planning and zoning for future construction on e-1, but the bulldozers have been there tearing up the ground yesterday. now, the palestinians, of course, see this as the ultimate threat to peace, and certainly a two-state solution. the chief negotiator says nblg e-1 would destroy the two-state solution, establishing east jerusalem as the capital of palestine and practically ends the peace process and any opportunity to talk about negotiations in the future. let's bring in fred plankin who joins us from east jerusalem.
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this has been a red line for years. you talked about presidents from obama to george w. bush, bill clinton, all objecting to settlement on that spot and getting his assurances from israel that it wouldn't be built on, so why now? tough talking? election coming up? what happened in the u.n.? what's the feeling there? >> well, certainly the israelis have made no secret of the fact that this is a direct punitive measure for what happened at the u.n. last thursday where, of course, the palestinians managed get an upgraded status there in the u.n. general assembly going to nonmember observer state. of course, the word state there is the operative one for the palestinians. the palestinians now say they do, in fact, have a state which is a taertory that is defined as the west bank, gaza, and east jerusalem. so, therefore, the palestinians are saying that this obviously would make the implementation of this state all but impossible because they say it would be impossible for them to even reach their capital that they want to have, which is, of course, east jerusalem. this is certainly a measure
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that's cause aing lot of international controversy. you were saying that great britain and france have already put out staunch statements aimed at the israelis. the israelis are saying, yes, all these countries have voiced their concern. they're not saying that any of them have ever talked about recalling their ambassadors or anything of the like, but it's certainly the case that this area, this e1 area has for a very, vg very long time been controversial. yes, the israelis for a while gave some assurance that is there would be no construction there, but that ran out quite a while ago, and there are also israeli officials who are saying that in light of the vote at the united nations where the palestinians managed to get that upgraded status, that all of those assurances are null and void, michael. >> all of this pressure that's being put on. israel has been good at ignoring outside pressure on anything. i'm curious about the palestinian side. that u.n. status upgrade does, of course, given the palestinians potential access to a whole raft of u.n. bodies,
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including the international criminal court. what are the palestinians saying about their options going forward? >> well, the palestinians are saying that all opings are on the table. of course aring the palestinian authority condemned the fact that these housing places were now back on the table, and, of course, they are saying that one of the avenues that they might pursue is the international criminal court, as you said, as a nonmember observer state in the u.n. general assembly. they have access to the international criminal court, and one of the big issues has always been the israeli settlement building in the west bank, which, of course, is seen as illegal by the united nations and by many others in international law as well. though the israelis, of course, see it quite differently. there are some other things that the palestinians are saying they might pursue in the international criminal court, but, of course, the fact that they now have this upgraded status generally gives them a lot more international leverage and the chances for a lot more international pressure on israel. though, as you said in the past, the israelis have been quite
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staunch at ignoring pressure like that or going against pressure like that and certainly the reaction in the international community is not one that is totally unified. the united states, of course, still very much in israel's corner, although washington itself has also in the past condemned the settlement buildings as being detrimental to the peace process as well. >> britain's foreign office find it deplorable. it's not just that one spot we were talking about there. east jerusalem, palestinians have said that there has been an incremental takeover in many ways of east jerusalem. there is a report today that settlers have moved into a building in a palestinian neighborhood. today what are you hearing about that? >> well, that's what we're hearing as well that there was a house in east jerusalem, that palestinian settlers just moved into it. that has been a huge problem in the past. not just the fact that settlers were taking over these houses. some of them, of course, with deed that is they claim to have from the past. it's a very big issue of palestinian houses being taken over by israeli settlers there in the east of jerusalem, but also, of course, house
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demolitions in east jerusalem, settlement construction in east jerusalem. of course, one of the things that is also on the table is not just the fact that the israelis want to build additional settlements in the west bank to link it to east jerusalem, but also that they are doing it in settlements in east jerusalem. one of them, of course, is a very prominent, one of the oldest, one of the largest settlements in east jerusalem, and certainly a big point of contention as well. certainly on the whole it looks like the whole situation right now -- i wouldn't call it volatile, but it is a very, very edgy one shortly after this u.n. vote where the israelis making no secret of their displeasure at the palestinians being able to upgrade their status. >> fred, good to see you. fred there in jerusalem. a lot more on that story. meanwhile, witnesses say syrian war planes have been bomb aing town that is literally within sight of the turkish border. the turks are not happy. it is the latest in a new series of air strikes across syria. we have a live report coming your way. ivan watson in istanbul.
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welcome back. let's take you to sear extra now. >> you see and hear the scene there as more bodies are pulled from bombed homes and buildings as government war planes have been watching fresh strikes on rebel strongholds. the population, civilians, as usual, among the targeted killed as well. opposition groups say at least 59 people have been killed today alone in syria. meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton has issued a stern warning about the possible use of chemical weapons by the syrian regime. >> we have made our views very clear. this is a red line for the united states. i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible
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evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people, but sufficed to say, we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur. >> jill dougherty joins us now by phone from brussels. she is traveling with the secretary. now, jill, that warning begs a question. the u.s. has actually spoken of the move of chemical weaponry before, but this, officials are saying, is different. tell us why. >> well, it's different because the intelligence information that is coming out, the data, shows moving apparently these weapons or supplies, and they have done that before, but the way they are doing them, it's different, and it's kind of a new activity, i guess you could call it, which might indicate some type of move toward deploying the weapons. it's a little murky, of course,
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right there. you heard secretary clinton not wanting to get into intelligence issues, as you can imagine, but there is a heightened concern, and that is one of the reasons that when she was asked about it during this brief -- during this presser in prague, she was very, very serious in her response. >> yeah. no. i heard earlier that they tend to keep the chemical -- the chemicals separate from the delivery systems, the rockets, the mortars, and it looks like they are bringing the two together, which is worrying, but the syrian government playing it all down. >> they are. in fact, they responded actually on state television saying this they are not going to use chemical weapons against the syrian people. this is unclear. it could be trying to send a
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signal, let's say, to the world, to the united states or the allies. it could be anything. that is, as you know, a high priority, a red line, as the secretary said for the united states. the czechs are really expert at this type of issue. chemical weapons, bioweapons, it is, and that is something that they have been discussing for, as the foreign minister said, something that nobody wants to see happen. >> hmm. yeah. of course, the secretary is in brussels for meetings with nato foreign ministers, which means maybe this. they're going to be discussing whether or not to send patriot missiles to turkey who have been worried about the war spilling over its border. where does the u.s. stand on that? it's a controversial issue among some parts of some countries. >> it is, but i think you would have to say that certainly the
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united states would support it. especially if it's used as they are talking about, which is -- they are not talking about a no-fly zone or anything like that. in fact, that question was asked of a senior state department official who said that this is not under discussion in brussels, but what they're talking about is a request to the turks are questioning nato to bolster their air defenses. that would include these patriot missiles, but there are several steps. number one, right now there's a site survey going on. where would these batteries go in? how many would they -- there be? how long should they stay? then, also, the countries that supply them and that could be germany, the netherlands. they come, of course, from u.s. manufacturers, but the nations involved would have to decide and sign off on that, and this official was saying it could be at least a matter of weeks, but this is certainly something that the united states does look
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positively on. >> all right, jill. thanks so much. jill dougherty there in brussels with the secretary. now, we are seeing new evidence today, meanwhile, of how turkey is being drawn into the civil war in neighboring syria or the potential. have a look at this. that's the view a little earlier from the turkish side of the border, as syrian war planes bombed not for the first time, the town that is literally just across the border that separates the two countries. ivan watson joining us now from istanbul, turkey. i know you have been there, and that attack obviously panicking civilians, many of whom have been crossing back and forth across the border. tell us what you have heard. >> that's right. our witnesses describing to us how the air strikes, at least two bombs dropped by syrian jets on this border town. it sent women, children, screaming in panic to the train
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tracks and the barbed wire fence that divides this border town in syria from the turkish town that's just about 100 yards away. it's really close and, of course, frightening people inside turkey as well. opposition activists we talked to say at least 20 people, including rebels and civilians, were killed by this series of air strikes, and this happens just as, as jill mentioned, there are nato teams on the ground doing an assessment patrol trying to figure out where to deploy these possible patriot missile batteries to help protect turkey from syria, and also, as the turkish prime minister was about to sit down for talks with one of the strongest supporters of the syrian regime. that's the russian president vladimir putin, and it's important to note that the turkish prime minister is one of the biggest enemies of the syrian president bashar al assad. both of these men on opposite sides of this conflict sitting
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down for talks in the same room for the first time in quite a while. michael. >> yes. strange relations, indeed, through all of this, but much in common as well. as often is the case, that boils down to money. tell us about the pleatings, what we can expect in terms of the conflict, but also it's a big deal economically for these two countries. >> well, the two leaders, strong men of russia and turkey, they sat down and they signed at least 11 trade agreements, and really applauded what they say is expected $35 billion in bilateral trade by the end of this year. they're really trying to accentuate the positive, but the questions that people raise to these leaders were all about syria. with turkish journalists clearly concerned about the possibility of syrian weapons hitting turkey, the russian president trying to downplay russia's traditional support for the embattled syrian regime claiming, hey, we're not exactly defense attorneys for syria, but
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in the same breath the russian president went on to say that he opposed the possible deployment of patriot missile batteries along the turkish-syrian border. he drew a comparison. he said it's like the beginning of a play in a theater when there's a gun hanging somewhere on the stage in the first act, you expect that gun to be fired before the curtain falls at the end of the play. he is arguing that this is going to do nothing to diminish the already very tense situation on the border where both sides have exchanged in artillery duals where you have had bombing coming even within the past 24 hours within a couple hundred yards of the turkish border. the turks, i'm sure, behind closed doors very much expressing their concern that the russians stop protecting the syrian regime, especially in the united nations security council where they vetoed -- exercised vetoes at least three times to prevent resolutions against the
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syrian president bashar al assad. >> ivan, thanks for your reporting. good to see you. thanks so much. we all know what it is like to be stuck in a traffic jam, but can you imagine being stuck for two days? russian tempers starting to rise after being left out in the cold. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪
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welcome back, everyone. in the philippines a powerful typhoon is bearing down with winds that could reach 130 miles an hour. >> rescue teams there preparing for flash floods and landslides in the mountains. forecasters predicting huge waves and storm surge along the coast. the typhoon expected to make landfall in about seven hours or so from now on the same island where a tropical storm last year left 1,200 people dead. emergency inspections are underway today at about 50 roadway tunnels in japan. that's after one tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo caved in
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yesterday. nine people died. an official with the private company that operates the sasago tunnel said outdated bolts, or concrete slabs, could be to blame. cnn's alex solberg is following the story. >> reporter: a driver's worst nightmare. heading through a highway tunnel when the ceiling collapses. officials are trying to figure out how it happened over the weekend here in japan. this man says the cars in front of us were crushed. it was tir filing. i'll never be able to drive through that tunnel again. another witness says i saw smoke filling the tunnel from above. the tunnel is nearly five kilometers, or about three miles long on a busy stretch of road between tokyo and mount fuji. cameras from missed show the extensive damage. heavy machinery has been working around the clock, but it is slow going as crews are concerned about a further collapse. the company that operates the tunnel tells us that an inspection was actually carried
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out on it in just the past two to three months. now the big question on the minds of many people here in japan and elsewhere is how could this happen and could it happen again? alex zolbert, cnn, tokyo. well, if you err complained about being stuck in traffic, have a look at this. heavy snow causing a, wait for it, 120-mile backup this weekend along a highway between moscow and st. petersberg. thousands of cars and trucks gridlocked. temperatures, by the way, below freezing. russian officials admit they were not prepared to clear the early winter snow and ice. traffic now rolling along at about 50 miles an hour. a bit of an improvement. well, north korea is planning to test fire a long range rocket later this month, and that is, of course, in defiance of international pressure. earlier this year you may remember a similar mission failed. the rocket flue for just two minutes before it blew up over
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the sea. even so, that test prompted the u.s. to scrap plans to provide food aid to north korea. a new rocket test would directly violate two u.n. security council resolutions. north korea, though,s the rocket is merely intended to put a satellite into orbit. he already has more than one billion followers, but that's in the church. now, the pope hopes to start attracting followers in the twitter-verse. do stay with us. we'll be right back. ome good da. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ anne's tablet called my phone. anne's tablet was chatting with a tablet in sydney...
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aleppo. >> reporter: they are home again, but they are cold and broke and still in danger. about one-third of the families who fled the neighborhood of aleppo have come back only to find out that these streets are now on the frontlines. if the regime can retake, it can cut off the main artery for opposition forces in aleppo and reopen a route to the airport. on a nearby hilltop, the neighborhood. the rebels used to control that as well, but lost it a month ago. the battle lines here are constantly fluid and snipers are a constant threat. a frontline is visible just through here, and we can barely make out three bodies. the rebel fighters are telling
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us that there are two male and one female. there were five. they managed to extract two, but they can't reach the others. for the children here gunfire has become background noise. this 12-year-old hardly notices. she says she's not afraid anymore. to start with, this little girl is also chatty, but then gets scared. her father says she thought the rebel fighters with us were assad's forces. despite his efforts to reassure her, she is still anxious, and with reason. salah was shot a checkpoint. the bullet was going to hit my daughter, he tells us, but i had just put my arm around her. she just 4 years old blinks hard. yes, she ended up drenched from her father's blood.
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day. what can we expect for the twitter launch? how is it going to work? he is famts for multiple languages, of course zoosh sure. sure. the pope, of course, is multi-lingual and likewise, we've seen a multi-lingual appearance of twitter feeds from the pope. if you look at pontiff, you can see his first seven followers are the other languages that will also appear under his name. whenever the vatican does something big and important, they do it in multiple laenkz. that's why they're doing this in english, german, and arabic. what will happen on wednesday is he will be answering some questions on twitter. one of the reasons they said he wanted to get involved with the social networking site was he wanted to connect with people in social media, and so what better way than to take a few questions, _#and pontifects. >> i can imagine the hash tags going forward. why? why not just@pope? >> that's what i thought it was going to be. others thought it might be
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course, rising sea levels. important stuff. well, cnn heroes recognizes everyday people changing the world, and last night we named the 2012 hero of the year. you'll meet her right here live just ahead. you won't take my life.
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the 2012 cnn hero of the year from katmandu is pushpa -- >> cnn announcing its 2012 hero of the year last night. an emotional and star-studded event. the winner, a 29-year-old woman from nepal who saw a need and filled it. changing her life and those of hundreds of children. >> in nepal when parents are
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arrested by the police and the children don't have local guardians, some children if to prison with the parents. the first time when i visited the jail, i was wearing in my social robe. i saw a small girl that grabbed my shawl and just gave me a smile. it was really hard for me to forget that. my name is pushpa, and my mission is to make sure no child grows up behind prison walls. ♪ in 2005 i started a daycare where the children can come out from the jail at morning and they can go back to the jail at afternoon. we have children who are from 2 to 4. they have coloring, reading, starting five days a week. we started -- in 2007. currently we have -- mostly about 6 years old. i don't get a day off, but i never get tired.
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the children all call me ma'am. it's a big family with lots and lots of love. when i started this organization, i was 21 years old. people thought i was crazy, but this is what i wanted in my life. ♪ i'm giving them what a normal child should have. i want to fulfill all their dreams. >> and as cnn's hero of the year, pushpa received $250,000 to continue her work on behalf of children in nepal. pushpa joins me now live from los angeles. good to see you, again. i was interviewing you on cnn international earlier, but here we are on cnn u.s. congratulations again. for those who don't know, of course, nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the government really can't afford to take care of all of the indigent children.
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i want you to tell me a little bit about why you got involved again. you know, what was it that sparked your interest? >> why did i get involved? because my parents come from a business background, so i thought i would get into business. i had a chance to visit the jail and when i visited the jail first time, i felt how fortunate i am that, you know, my parents are working so hard just for me to get a good indication, but there are other children also just because of their parents, the children are also suffering, so i thought that i should do something, and i should give this back to the children because they are the future. that's how i started, and now i'm here. i know that there were some -- until you did start this, there were some kids who literally hadn't been outside of the
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prison in their lives despite having done absolutely nothing wrong. how has what you have been doing -- how have you seen children who were in that situation change as people? >> recently we had rescued this girl. it's a very far place from katmandu. it takes three days to travel to that place. >> the first time when the prison had opened the gate, she ran so fast like, you know, because seeing an animal, tree, and the big ground, she was just running. we couldn't hold her. later on, like, her mom was inside, and we said don't you want to say good-bye, and shed i'm not going to say. i'm going to go out from here. now she's 4 years old, and we ask her do you want to go and
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see your mom? she said, no, this is my home. i'm not going to go. she would say that. i think you should get my mom here, and that's what have brought the change on those children, and they expect their mom to come to my place and stay too also. >> yeah. well, of course. what are you doing is amazing. you effected such change with children, and no doubt parents who are in the jails are glad to see their kids getting out and doing something different like what you're providing, but i'm curious, whether you have been able to affect change in the system that allows this to happen in the first place. i know there are political difficulties in nepal. >> yes. now -- now at the system like now it's the system of -- i think the system in our country is just in the paper. now we would like to show the reality. like, you know, what we can do and the things have changed. like, initial time, like the government would not trust what we are doing. now we can see the government,
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people are approaching us to solve the problem. like, you know, if there are children in the prison, if they don't have place for anyone to look after, they would call up us in the middle of the night or any time is and say pushpa, we have new children. can you have them into your place? things have changed. definitely within a year we would like to work on the policy to show them how we can work together and have these children a better future. >> you know, one of the benefits of winning this is -- there's a few benefits. profile, of course, publicity, but also money. $250,000 in this prize. how would you use all of that, not just the money, but the profile and, you know, a little bit of weight being carried with this award. how will you use it? >> i think now after being a cnn hero, hero of the year, it's that you have lots of responsibility to do also and definitely this keeps me more a lot to do my work more and
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whatever money we have received still because now we are staying in a rented place. we don't have a big place for all the children. we would like to make our own house for the children with all the things what they want in their life, and that's what we are planning to do, but definitely i would like to take a small stake in this process of the work. >> good for you. so pleased that you won. pushpa, thank you so much for joining us there, and best of luck with your wonderful endeavors. >> thank you so much, michael. thank you. >> good to see you again. you can check out cmn.com, by the way. there's a way to donate there as well. well, it is a hot new dish, but it is not for the squimish. have a look at that. we'll show you how eating bugs could help heal the planet. [ man ] in hong kong, on my way to the board meeting...
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delicasies might be hard to stomach. they're bugs. yes, bugs. not only good for you, but eating them helps the planet. dr. sanjay gupta explains. >> reporter: stir fried larva in soy, sugar, and just a dash of white pepper. >> the silk worms have texture like popcorn, and they have creamy center. >> bon appetit. this restaurant in santa monica is one of a handful of restaurants right here in america that serves patrons bugs. on purpose. chilli pepper seasoned crickets. even scorpions on shrimp toast. >> scorpions still have the stinger in them, but they are dried, so the poison is neutralized. >> scorpions are just one of 1700 bugs that are safe for people to consume. it's still a novelty here in the states, but insects are part of a daily diet in most of the
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world. earlier this year the united nations held a global conference on the benefits of eating insects. even suggesting it might be a good solution to world hunger. >> i don't know why the united states doesn't eat insects when they're actually very healthy for you. >> reporter: he is right. insects are high in protein, low in fat and cholesterol. take a cricket, for example. a six ounce serving of these crunchy bugs have 60% less saturated fat as the same amount of ground beef. >> now the ants. >> these string potatoes aren't complete without adding some dried ants. >> they taste a little sour, tangy, and they have a hint of black pepper to them. >> reporter: they also have 14 grams of protein per serving. with the growing population and rising costs of food, the rest of the world just might be on to something. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, santa monica, california. >> delicious. well, as we said earlier, there is a royal baby on the
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way. the palace confirming that prince william and kate middleton are having their first child. of course, lots of people talking about it on twitter. i don't know if the pope is yet. heres what piers morgan had to say. hardly surprising kate's feeling so sick. according to the national enquirer, she's been pregnant since 2003. maria shriver offering her congrats as well, and her support. she said that's wonderful news for prince william and kate middleton. kate has hyperremasis. had that with my last child. hang in there, kate. that's morning sickness, to you and me. actor zach from "skrubz" says where does one buy a tiny crown and septemberor these days? just wait for those commemorative plates and mugs? that's it for us. an hour of "newsroom international" the lovely and talented ashleigh banfield is next with more newsroom.
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thank you, michael holmes. we have two stories we're following for you right now. a new jersey train derailment forcing an entire town to take shelter in their own homes. then also the west coast is getting hammered by its third storm inside one week. the storms have soaked oregon and washington, and hardist hit is northern california. if three storms sounds bad, how about a fourth? a fourth is on the way. a lot of areas are already dealing with some serious flooding. >> this thing just went up fast. real fast. >> the fire department was out here, and.
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>> this is the worst. chad myers joins us now from the cnn weather center in atlanta. it sounds like there's a bit of a break for them today, but i guess they shouldn't get too comfortable. >> absolutely not. no. this is going to be a daily event for the next really 15 days. on one day, off the next. storms are still lined up. we talked about this last week how there's just one after mother. rain ask then a break, rain and then a break. new flash flood watches issued for parts of washington and oregon. flood watches and warnings going everywhere because rivers out of their banks and there's just more rain where this came from. many more days. as we push the rain on shore, the moisture from the pacific will be raining from all the way from washington through the cascades and down and big snows into the sierra as well. up to four feet of snow already on the ground, and at least that much still coming for some of these ski resorts there. that's great news for some. at some point in too time that snow gets too deep, and they have to close things and make the avalanche warnings it go. right now we're okay.
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skiers there very happy. some of the residents not so happy with all this rain, though, ashleigh. >> let's head over to the other coast, and the trail train derailment in new jersey. paulsboro. this happened on friday. how on earth could it be, you know, days until all of a sudden residents are told, oh, go inside and close your doors and windows? >> well, it was this morning when this happened. it was that the wind completely stopped. there was no wind to mix it up at all, and when that happens, even there was some fog this morning. the air just sits there right on the ground and this vinyl chloride that's leaking, part of the vc of pvc, poly vinyl chloride, that's still leaking into the air. now the air is mixing around a little bit, and things are getting better there, and so we are getting a new press release from the ntsb. just -- they're just stepping up to the press conference right now. we will monitor it for you. we assume, though, the rest of the day today is the air mixes up, people can move around, but by tomorrow morning when the air settles back down, that fog pushes all of that gas back down towards the people, back down
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towards the ground and it's not going to be any better for many days until they get this thing completely stopped. >> what a mess. all right, chad myers, thank you, for both of those stories. do appreciate it. i want to move on to other big news that we're following. how about this for big? kate, the duchess of cambridge, she's having a baby, folks. england's prince william and his wife are expecting their first child, and the palace says everyone is thrilled with the news. max foster is live for us at king edward hospital because that is where kate has just been admitted. i think a lot of people are a bit concerned for her health, but is there nothing more than just morning sickness afoot here, max? >>. >> well, severe morning sickness, we're told. there was some concern obviously about her. she was at home and then she came straight here to the hospital. we understand that it's severe morning sickness. she needs nutrients, she needs rehydration. that's a concern. alough i have to say palace officials have said they're not overly concerned about her at this point.
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they have had to -- they have been forced into this announcement that she was pregnant. they wouldn't normally announce she's pregnant until she's 12 weeks gone. she isn't 12 weeks gone, so they have been forced into this announcement. i than prince william is with the duchess in the hospital behind me. he is there supporting her. we expect him to leave at some point. we'll get those images for you. at the moment they're watching her. they're giving her all of the rehydration, the nutrients that she needs to get well again, but, yep, she's pregnant. not 12 weeks, but sometime before that. >> yeah. that's a significant milestone, 12 weeks, because a lot of people wouldn't say they're pregnant until that particular trimester ends. when you say that the palace was effectively forced into this, there have been plenty of rumors circulating. there are front page headlines saying baby bump and, you know, there was that time when she wouldn't drink a toast with wine. she would only drink water. what was the pressure now all of a sudden to tell everyone she's pregnant? >> well, simply that she's in hospital, and we would have found out. she's gotten gaugements, and
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she's going to have to cancel. that's why they have had to announce it. she's not iffing to be out and about. i have to say i was out with her on friday when she went to a school. she was playing hockey in high heels on this new astroturf that she was -- she's on very good form. she's smiling and looks really well. she must have taken a turn to the worse today, and certainly there would have been concern about it. they have to play safe on this one. they have to bring her to this hospital where the royals do come. it's a good hospital. they had to announce. it would have got out, this information. we know now that she's pregnant. she's being looked after by the top doctors in the u.k. they would argue. we'll see what happens. certainly we're going to be here for a few days, ashleigh. monitoring the situation for you. senior royals have been informed. prince harry, they're trying to get ahold of to inform him. prince william is in there supporting her. >> just quickly, while we're all excited about a royal pregnancy and the lavishness of their lives and all the rest. it can't be understated she could be pregnant with a future
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king or queen. >> well, it's interesting, this debate because you would understand from what politicians have told you that they have changed the act of succession to allow the first born, if it is a girl, to become queen. that's not actually the case. very, very complicated legal procedures have to be gone through. they haven't even identified the laws that they have to change in order to do that. they go back hundreds of years. there's a committee in new zealand that's debating this. there are several countries, 15 countries, that have to agree to change this law. all the places where she will be queen. certainly when this baby is born, if it is born, it won't be automatically that she becomes queen, but they're working towards it. it's not true just yet, but if it's a girl, i'm sure she would become queen. it wouldn't be acceptable if her younger brother leapfrogged her when it did come to william passing on the throne. >> well, it is what almost 2013, isn't it? max foster, thank you very much. keep an eye on things for us, if you would. do appreciate it. also, want to update another story that we've been following.
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former president george h.w. bush has been in and out of the hospital for complications related to bronchitis. his spokesman jim mcgrath tells cnn, "yet yessed was a really good day. spirits are high. aided by another solid houstonian texans been. he still has the cough, which causes him pain, so long as he has that, he's not anxious to go anywhere." the former president is 88 years old. also making news, millionaire mogul john mcafee is on the run. he is want for questioning about the killing of his neighbor. cnn caught up with mcafee in an exclusive interview why he says the police are chasing the wrong man. >> he was a maybe that lived 200 yards down the beach. i did not kill the man. i knew nothing about his death until the following morning. had a break is when r
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from authorities in belize who want to question him about the killing of his neighbor there. cnn's martin savage succeeded where so far that country's authorities have failed. martin found john mcafee. >> reporter: a prearranged code word to let me know that i met the person that would take notice mcafee. my follow-up was a long drive through winding, twisting streets. when you thought it was coming to an end, instead we get into a parking lot, get into another vehicle, drive off again. this time with switchbacks, u-turns and back alleys. it was clearly meant to confuse us as well as anyone following. and then there we were. face-to-face. observation number one, with john mcafee, there is no such thing as a simple answer. >> you are john mcafee?
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>> i think so, yes. i am john mcafee. >> he seemed nervous, action newsing shushgs fidgety. >> are you afraid? >> wouldn't you be so? >> he used that sir thing a lot. his hair is jet black, part of his disguise, he says, and by his own admission, he is vane. asking his to wait for his hair to dry before starting our interview. and that interview ranged from completely convincing like when i asked him about his neighbor's murder. >> did you kill greg fall? >> i barely knew the man, and why would i cull kill him? he was a neighbor that lived 200 yards down the beach. >> to off the wall. >> do you really believe the government is this is a vendetta by the government of belize to take you down and kill you? >> absolutely, sir. >> he says he is not on drugs, and he hasn't touched alcohol in 30 years, but he has started smoking again, which he puts down to current circumstances. and he is not alone. running with his 20-year-old
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girlfriend, and mcafee, who is 67, openly speaks of many more. >> it's absolutely real that i had six -- how many? >> it seemed almost surreal right down to the coffee i drank with him. before we parted, there was one more question i had to ask of this software genius. >> are you a smart man? i know you're an intelligent man. >> i don't think so. if i were smart, would i be here? i'm a foolish man. i know that much. >> and you know what, i believe him. >> martin savage joins us live now from belize. first of all, martin, unbelievable work in tracking down this fugitive. in the meantime, are the authorities in belize now pressing you for where he might be? >> no, they haven't. they haven't expressed anything about our interview. i talked to them on a number of times to follow-up on their investigation.
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they have not in any way said that they made it so difficult that i couldn't begin to tell them where they were, and it ended with us being dumped off in the middle of the night in a dark street. there were no reference points really. >> it's like right out of a spy novel. do you think that john mcafee is fill in belize, or did he indicate that he has a plan to get out of that country? >>. >> there are reports coming that we cannot confirm from his own blogging, that says that he has left bell east ease, but, again, we have tried to confirm that a number of different ways, and we vbt been able to do that. the belief is that. >> great work. martin savage live in belize for us. thank you so much.
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>> we have breaking news we want to show you. this is a photograph of george zimmerman, and this is a photograph that his lawyers are now releasing, and it is the night he was arrested in the shooting death of trayvon martin. what is critical about this photograph is it's the first time we are seeing his face up close, and it seems to at this very early stage with just this angle of the photograph corroborate what he says may have happened in an altercation with trayvon martin. don't forget that george zimmerman is arguing that he shot in self-defense when he killed that unarmed black teenager. he says that trayvon martin had bashed him in the nose, breaking his nose, and then hit his head repeatedly against a sidewalk. here is the photograph that police took in their cruiser that night. what's incredible is that we have not had access to this
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photograph until now, and it has been many months since this happened. this came by way of something called discovery. the state finally released this photograph to george zimmerman's lawyers in the case against him, and they, in turn, have released it to the media. it certainly does bolster his version of what happened, but don't forget, he is facing extraordinarily serious charges, murder charges in this case. there are two versions of this story. that is one piece of evidence, but albeit, a critical piece of evidence in this case. let me move on to they are this other story. this weekend kansas city chief player jovan belcher killed his girlfriend, the mother of his child, and then drove to the chiefs stadium and shot himself to death right in front of his coaches. to be clear, we do not know the causes or the reasons behind this tragedy, but we have seen six nfl players take their own lives in as many years. studies have shown that some of
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these players have something called cte, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. it's like an alzheimer's type of position attributed to repeated head injuries. our senior cnn medical correspondent elizabeth cohen has been looking into this story, and there are -- there's more information. it's incredibly coincidental, but there's more information coming out about head trauma and repeated head trauma and how this can effect the brains of pro athletes. give me a bit of a feel for what these studies are saying. >> there's one big study that is just coming out today and is done at boston university, and people have looked at brains of athletes who have had this condition after they died, done an autopsy. sort of here and there. there have been studies. this, the researchers tell us, is the biggest study, and there you see the results. on the left hand side, three images of a normal brain. on the right-hand side, three images of a brain with advanced chronic traumatic
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encephalopattie. you see the brown spots in that is the accumulation of toxic proteins. what can happen is that with repeated injury and over a period of years and years these proteins accumulate and if -- often there's nothing you can do, and they actually can interfere with the way that the brain functions. you can just see it so clearly in those images. >> you know, one of the critical questions a lot of parents obviously have as their kids get involved in sports and progress through, you know, football or hockey or all those sports where you can suffer repeated traumas, what's critical here is that it's not just the concussions that you have to be worried about according to the study, right? >> right. this study -- these folks didn't necessarily have a whole lot of concussions. we're talking about 68 people who they looked at. some of them it was just a matter of, you know, repeated head injuries, you know, and just being sort of batted around over the years. now, it's interesting that the
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folks in the study were between the ages of 17 and 98, and what they could see was that the injury was -- theamage was worse with repeated injury. in other words, the more time that you spent sort of in the game and secondly, it was worse as people got older because it gave those toxins more time to accumulate and cause that damage. again, as you say, it doesn't -- you don't have to end up in the hospital to get this kind of damage. >> right. of course, we should point out there have been critics of the constituted where i and of the number of people that have been studied, but certainly it does give a little more insight. elizabeth cohen, and your team, thank you very much. >> thanks. >> after nfl player jovan belcher killed his girlfriend and then killed himself, something else happened. a sportcaster that we all know, bob costa decided talk about it. in a big, big venue. he used "sunday night football" to discuss gun control live on the air, but did he use the right forum for his remarks? a lot of people are weighing in, and this man, howard kurtz, who
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sportcaster bob costa is face aing lot of angry backlash today after talking about gun control during sunday night football. he made some pretty controversial comments a day african can city chiefs player jovan belcher killed the mother of his 3-year-old daughter and then drove to arrowhead stadium and shot himself. >> you want some actual perspective on this? well, a bit of it comes from the kansas city based writer jason whitlock with whom i do not always agree, but today said it so well that we may as well from the end of his article. our current gun krul tour, whitlock wrote, insures that nestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and that more convenience store confrontations
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over loud music coming from a car will lee more teenage boys bloodied and dead. handguns do not enhance our safety. they exacerbate our gnaws, tempt us to escalate confrontation rather than avoiding it. >> pretty clear what he was saying. howard kurtz from cnn's ""reliable sources" "joins me live now by skype. quite a discussion has erupted since those comments were made, howie. is that a legitimate conversation that we should all be having about what bob said? >> well, it's an important conversation, ashleigh, but by stepping out of his sportcaster's role, bob costa had to know that he was going to invite the anger and the eyre from all the sports fans that don't agree with him on the issue of gun control. i can only conclude he felt it was so important just a day after that tragedy in kansas city that he felt compelled to speak out. >> and a lot of people are talking about the timing. some say it was perfect. some saying it was ins sensitive. here are a couple of the tweet that is we've just been pulling out, and already many, many to
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choose from. bob costa was the _#. a woman killed her husband with a shovel yesterday. should we have a stricter regulation at home depot? that's from right wing b. then there's also this tweet. guns don't kill people. people kill people. keep that liberal crap off the nfl airwaves, and that comes from erica manascoh 8. i would i remiss if i didn't quote from a cnn poll that we took a couple of months ago asking americans should there be restrictions on owning guns. 50% said no, or just minor restrictions, and 48% said yes or believe that owning guns should be illegal. so clearly, this is divided right down the line. is this, therefore, a dangerous body of water for bob costas to tread into? >> very dangerous, because sports is one of those things that unionitis us, so people who may be conservative liberal, republican democrat, they like
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to listen and watch bob costas talk about football and baseball and watch him during the olympics. by taking this kind of stand, he has alienated some of his fan base, but, you know, the question is -- i think he copped out a little bit by just quoting jason whitlock, a kansas city columnist who writes for fox sports, rather than giving his own view, but, clearly, sympathetic to gun control, and the question is what is sports journalism about? is it just about celebrating the games and the x's and the o's and which team got the upper hand and who played the zone defense, or is it also about important issues of life and death. in this case this thing had just happened. i think it was unavoidable. >> and full disclosure. i worked with bob costas for a number of years. i adore him, and he is a fine man and a fine broadcaster, and obviously, this is going to be something he is going to have to deal with in whatever way it shakes out. i want to switch topics a bit with you, if i can, howie, and that is this news came down today that the "new york times" is offering biopackages to 30 of its employees in the newsroom. you know, we hear this over and over and over and over again,
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and then we hear about newspapers closing, but does this -- should we read into this at all, pardon the pun? >> what you should read into this, ashleigh, is that newspapers are going through a very tough time, and even the "new york times", which has probably the biggest newsroom of any daily newspaper in america, is not immune to the financial pressures caused by a whole bunch of things, ranging from the internet to a tough economy. now, this is kind of a blip compared to what some newspapers, including my former paper "the washington post" have gone through, cutting hundreds and thousands of employees through buy-outs and layoffs, other methods of trimming the payroll. 30 voluntary buy-outs is nott that much. given the time to keeping that news rm big, it shows that even if you are in new york and you are a big national newspaper, you cannot be immune to the tough times facing the print business right now. >> hey, howie, thank you. love your show. >> thank you so much. talk to you again. >> howie kurtz joining us live on a number of topics. also, secretary of state hillary clinton has a message, and it's for syria.
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just into cnn. the united nations is now pulling nonessential international personnel out of syria, and it's suspended its mission there until further notice as well. all of this coming amid heightened concerns over that country's chemical weapons. our secretary of state hillary clinton in prague today issued this warning. >> we have made our views very clear. this is a red line for the united states. i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical
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weapons against their own people, but sufficed to say, we are certainly planning to take action if that eventually were to occur. >> in response to that warning, syria's foreign ministry is denying plans to use chemical weapons, but intelligence officials say there are worrying signs that suggest otherwise. israel's decision to move ahead on 3,000 new jewish settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem is being roundly slammed in the west. today britain called in the israeli ambassador to protest, and there are reports that france and sweden are doing the same thing. the e.u., the u.s., and the u.n. are all warning that expanding israel's foot print in palestinian territory will only put a two-state solution that much farther out of reach. it was just last thursday, you'll recall, that the palestinian authority won a u.n.
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vote to be named a nonmember observer state. that over furious israeli and american objections. a tragic story developing in japan this hour. police say nine people have been killed after a huge concrete set of slabs began to fall from the roof of a highway tunnel as the vehicles were driving below. the government has ordered the immediate inspection of 49 tunnels similar to the one that collapsed yesterday. this all happened about 50 miles west of tokyo and a company that operates the tunnel says aging bolts and concrete slabs could be a potential cause of that accident. more than 450 people have been killed in chicago, and that's just this year alone. anti-violence programs are actually working in that city, but are they working or are they paperwork? cnn investigates.
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>> reporter: this is one of the community organizing groups hired to help reduce violence in chicago. part of a $54.5 million initiative. governor pat quinn's neighborhood recovery initiative, or nri, rolled out just before his contentious 2010 election. this group called the wad woodlawn organization got $1.2 million. so this is all that's left of the woodlawn organization. we walked through a front door that was wide open. you can see the equipment is here. this was defunded by the program because they couldn't figure out what they had done with the money. >> reporter: it was one of about 160 community, church, and civic groups that got the nri money from the state. now most of the money has run out. homicides are up, and questions are being raised about just what the nri was really for. to cut crime or save an
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election? what we do know is the money was spread out on chicago's south and southwest sides. the idea? get communities involved to stop the violence. >> nri! nri! >> how? on this chilly afternoon teenagers across chicago's south side are paid to hand out flyers, and spread a message of nonviolence. the nri is credited with creating about 3,500 temporary jobs, mentoring youth and parents, providing re-entry services and counseling in schools, but our four-month investigation found the jobs not only included handing out those flyers, but also attending yoga class, taking museum field trips, even marching with the governor in a parade. the jobs are now gone. cnn has taken an extensive look at where the money went, what it did, and most importantly, the timing of how the program was
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rolled out. the neighborhood recovery initiative began sending money to tough neighborhoods in the city of chicago right before chicago voters went to the polls. according to these minutes from a state meeting, a member of the governor's staff promised "allocating some of the funds for this initiative immediately, the rest after the election." >> i'm happy to say that i'm always honest. >> reporter: in october 2010 then lieutenant governor pat quinn was struggling to be elected to the job he assumed after former governor rod blagojevich was removed from office for corruption and misconduct. quinn, a democrat, needed a huge turnout in chicago's heavily democratic districts on the south side. that's where critics say the nri money ended up. the governor won that election by less than one percentage point, but the results on reducing crime? so far there's been 484 murders
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this year. up 21% from 2011. >> on its face it appears to be a waste. >> reporter: the illinois republican state senator matt murphy. >> about a month before the election at a time when reports everywhere were showing a diminished interest in the election in the governor's base and lo and behold, here he comes with a new state program and millions of dollars to get people interested. >> it's a lot of bologne. you know, they know that. matter of fact, people make those charges are running against me. it's all politics. >> reporter: in an early november interview governor quinn insisted to cnn the murder rate was so high in the summer of 2010 he had to do something. >> the city of chicago is the third largest city in america. i live in chicago. i live on the west side. i live in a violent neighborhood, and i know firsthand that you better in government do something about the violence because that's what the people want. >> but the murder rate is up 25%. would you -- are you saying that the murder rate would be up 30%,
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35% without this program? >> you take it one year at a time. you try and evaluate the programs and find out what is working, what isn't working so well, and you focus on the things that work well. but you don't just say we're not going to do anything. >> reporter: even a member of quinn's own party, though, democratic state representative thaddeus jones has questions, asking where are the audits, administration costs, and oversight of the many organizations? we can show you what the neighborhood recovery initiative did that is proof, say organizers. the money was well spent. teaching teens to change behaviors, and for $8.75 an hour, this is how the teens work to reduce chicago's murder rate. >> this week we're talking about seeking inner peace. >> how do you deal with stress? >> my topic this month is about being healthy. >> governor quinn does not miss this parade ever. >> reporter: and, yes, the state confirmed part of promoting positive messages included paying teens to march with the
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governor in the annual parade. >> is this the type of thing that you think leads to long-term employment or long-term reduction in violence? >> it's another way of providing welfare? >> the director of one of the agencies that received more than $2 million concedes nri was rushed out without much of a plan. >> actually, there was a fast and furious nature to it. there was certainly from the time that the governor who was running for re-election announced it to the time frames to actually put the money in the community. >> mike shaver says the program modelled, in part, after a now defunct philadelphia initiative, did hand out a lot of money, but spent little time determining if it was effective. >> i have not seen anything that's been produced by the illinois violence prevention authority that would make a compelling case that this array of programs based upon the model
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in philadelphia worked. >> reporter: as we began asking questions of agencies who got the money, we've been getting more and more no comments. >> you can't talk? >> reporter: remember the woodlawn organization which received $1.2 million? anybody here? hello? the leader of that group isn't talking either. an audit by the state agency that ran the program could explain the silence. the state found questionable expenses, a lack of clear accounting, a $10,700 check written to a part-time staff member supposedly to pay a utility bill that they didn't prove was paid. the state shut down all funding for the organization. the group's attorney tells cnn all documents will be provided to show it did nothing wrong. >> i just want to get back to the point of did this program work, governor? as well-intentioned as it was, did it work? >> yes, it did. it did work. if it safz one life, it worked. >> chicago remains on track to approach 500 murders this year.
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>> and drew, as we said off the top, there at 484 as of today, but the superintendent of the police has said that just recently the murder rate has been going down. at least for the last few months, anyway, so did something change? >> something did change. believe it or not, earlier this year at one point the murder rate was 66% higher than the year before. that's when the police superintendent did decide to take some pro active steps. he didn't get into this handing out flyers or yoga class. he put more cops on the street. he made sure that those cops were arresting more and more gang members, and they began tearing down a lot of the vacant buildings on the south and southwest sides that are used by those gang members. that has reduced the pace, ashleigh, of the murders, but, as you say this last weekend, the murder rate is still 21% higher this year than last year, and last year was a bad year. >> hast year was a batted year. obviously, your report is going to send some ripples throughout
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chicago, and this program, the neighborhood recovery initiative, might start actually sounding like a bad thing. is it gone? what's happening with it? >> not completely. the governor insists that it's still vibrant, but it's working with a lot less money. $15 million. a lot of the programs that we talked to, the people there, they're done with. it's gone under a new agency now that's going to monitor it. there's a huge state audit underway retroactively trying to figure out where all the money went, and in the meantime the people who run the new modified programs say if there are any jobs, they're not going to be handing out flyers and marching in parades. it's going to be a more traditional employment. that's what they told us. >> or maybe part-timers won't be getting $10,700 checks with no receipts to turn in. >> they really have work to do figuring out where that money went. >> think? drew, great work, as always. >> the pope has millions and millions of followers, and now
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forbe's 2013 version of the fusion and the escape barely hit the streets and almost 100,000 of them are being recalled. the problem apparently is the eco boost engine that was used in both cars. the company says that those engines can overheat and unfortunately they can catch fire. and that's why the owners are being told right now to get your car back to the dealer right away. you are going to get a loaner until ford can figure out how to fix your problem. do you have any questions about how a giant leap off a fiscal cliff would affect your particular family? in about ten minutes, you can take that question right to the president himself. on twitter. if you pitch a question and use the #my2k, you may get a answer
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from him. it is the name of a new white house campaign that is aimed at getting congress to support the president's plan for avoiding the fiscal cliff. if you follow the pope spiritually, you can now do it virtually. and this is very cool. pope benedict xvi's twitter account went live in seven languages today and it's got thousands of followers just within minutes even though the pope hasn't sent out a tweet yet. we're told that is to happen next wednesday. it is a bit, weird, isn't it? you have a twitter account and you to wait a week and a half for the pope to tweet. the pope says he'll kick off the twitter account with a q & a session. >> whenever the vatican does something really big and important, they always do it in multiple languages which is why they're doing this twitter feed in english and german and arabic. what will happen on wednesday is
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he'll be answering some questions on twitter. one of the reasons they said he wanted to get involved with this social networking site was he wanted to connect with people in social media. and so what better way than to take a few questions, #askpo questions, #askpontifex. >> every tweet will be seen and approved by the pope and it is unlikely he'll use the word whatevs. there say brand-new royal baby on board. the palace is confirming that prince william and catherine, the duchess of cambridge, are having a baby. and, of course, a lot of people are talking about it on twitter. our own piers morgan is on twitter with this one and it is hilarious. he says this, hardly surprising that kate's feeling so sick, according to the national enquirer, she's been pregnant since 2003. maria shriver offered her congratulations and her support. wonderful news for prince william and kate. now, she says kate middleton but you can't call her kate middleton anymore.
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he's the duchess of cambridge. she has something called hyperemesis gravidarum and maria shriver says she had it with her last child, not fun at all. hang in there, kate. it is a form of pretty serious morning sickness. and it isn't fun at all. dozens of people were nominated, but only one person won the title of cnn's hero of the year. >> my name is pushipa. and my mission is to make sure no child grows up behind prison walls.
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